National Weather Service Changing Hazard Advisory System

Sep 29, 2017

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  The National Weather Service will be simplifying parts of their hazard advisory system starting October 2.

NWS said the change will include shorter messages followed with a “What, Where and When” and additional details with precautionary actions for winter weather advisories.

 

Changes consolidate a ‘Lake Effect Snow Advisory’ and ‘Freezing Rain Advisory’ into a ‘Winter Weather Advisory’ … Also, a ‘Lake Effect Snow Watch’ and ‘Blizzard Watch’ into a ‘Winter Storm Watch’ ...and a ‘Lake Effect Snow Warning’ into a ‘Winter Storm Warning.’

 

NWS said they will simplify some flood advisory warnings in the Spring.